Studio Sale (donation made from sales to BBOWT this year) Sunday 6th December - LIVE in studio
Monday 7th December November by appointment. Contact me by text 07505 214795 or through my website.
Virtual show - see video in this gallery or on my website.
Browse other new painting at htps://www.janestrother.co.uk
Courses and workshops - I am currently teaching live for Sunningwell and Oxfordshire Adult Learning. I have a new online series of workshops coming up - Painting Grey - open for booking now. Find more info and a booking form on my website. Max 10. https://www.janestrother.co.uk.
In March I shall be exhibiting with Cambridge Contemporary Arts. Watch this space or check my website for more details early next year.
Studio workshops dovetailed to your group. Please contact me to discuss options. For another time.....!
Jane Strother is a studio landscape painter working mainly in oil on canvas or board. Drawing from observation is an important part of her practice, primarily as charcoal or pencil sketches for painting but often developing into finished pieces in their own right. Initially, an arrangement of forms or motifs are established, which must have integrity in relation to the subject. The work is resolved through construction (and deconstruction) of composition, colour, mark-making and abstraction.
This adherence to the ‘truth’ can prompt marked differences in the work from one series to another, in choice of colour palette, of scale and mass, of mark. She is excited by composition, colour proportion and value relationships, the quality of a mark and its location, the palpable nature of the painted surface.
She trained at Bath Academy of Art, completing a BA in Fine Art and Printmaking in 1978 followed by a PGCE at the University of Bristol and in 2010 an MA in Art Education at Oxford Brookes University.
With experience, teaching has become interrelated with her practice. Since 1980 she has worked in schools, colleges and many private organisations, teaching challenging drawing and painting courses for all ages, which enable students at whatever level of experience or ability to develop their own art practice. She works to their needs as a teacher and facilitator. Considerable experience in the line management and training of tutors and in monitoring good practice while working for Oxfordshire County Council and Abingdon and Witney College, has enriched her own performance, both as a teacher and professional painter and printmaker.
For eighteen years she worked as a freelance commercial illustrator in publishing, packaging and advertising for a wide range of clients.
She has exhibited widely, most recently with Ella Clocksin, 'Land Marks' in Ely near Cambridge.
Further detail on my website.